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Crytek had to ‘rip CryEngine apart’ for multi-platform

Sunday, 20 March 2011 23:55 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Crytek’s Nathan Camarillo has spoken on the challenges of multi-platform development for a series lauded as a PC benchmark.

As part of a round-table conference call, as reported by GameShark, the executive producer said going multi-platform with the PC-centric series was challenging – but PC development isn’t easy, either.

“We had to take CryEngine 3 and rip it apart and re-architect a lot of the engine to support multi-platform,” he said.

“It’s a tall order to do all of that; simultaneously building a game while the engine is being constructed underneath it.

“Just on the PC version alone, between the six different specifications we have, there are 171 different meaningful variables that are behind the scenes adjusted between the different specifications, and even more that aren’t that meaningful.

“We have a wide spectrum of configurations there that really take advantage of the latest hardware.”

Camarillo also commented on PC gaming’s bugbear, and Crytek’s future use of DRM

“I know there’s a lot of negative feelings toward DRM. But, I mean, what are we supposed to do? The actions of a few are causing maybe a mild inconvenience for others.

“If I’m playing a game and it has DRM on it, do I notice? Not really. … So, it’s something that we’ll have to look at in the future.”

Crysis 2 releases tomorrow in the US and Friday in the UK for PS3, 360 and PC.

Thanks, Blue.

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32 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    “We had to take CryEngine 3 and rip it apart and re-architect a lot of the engine to support multi-platform,”

    thats why Crysis 2 looks like a shitty console version.

    Thanks Crytek for making game that look 3x times worse then 2007 year game.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. monu-mental

    And to this day, Crytek’s said nothing of removing the PS3 demo. Not one comment concerning the disaster.

    They won’t be getting my $60.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. HauntaVirus

    I canceled my pre-order earlier today…

    #3 4 years ago
  4. monu-mental

    Was paying close attention and downloaded the demo for better perception. As you guys know, the thing hardly worked, and when it did, lag ensued.

    Then, they pulled it, and since that time have uttered not one word to ease the minds potential buyers.

    I, for one, have lost all interest in Crysis 2.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. narya1

    @monu-mental

    Man, you’re looking at it wrong. For one, they DID say why they took it off, it was because they DID know that it was laggy and had bad network errors, so they took it off so it could be playable on release. Second, multiplayer isn’t the main point of the game, it’s made by a different company than who made the first Crysis and the singleplayer for Crysis 2. The singleplayer is what Crysis is known for. Third, it does not look shitty, jesus. Have we become so caught up with graphics that a game like Crysis 2 is terrible looking? What games have you been playing that look better? Killzone 3? Yeah sure, that game looms great, but that doesn’t make Crysis 2 look BAD. And fourth, they went multiplatform so more people could enjoy what Crytek has created. They might have been able to do more if they only went pc, sure, but I for one am ecstatic that I don’t have to dish out 1000 dollars to play it on pc.

    Do your research before you bash, troll.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. runbmp

    “If I’m playing a game and it has DRM on it, do I notice? Not really. …”

    He must of never played a Ubisoft game on PC…

    “ We had to take CryEngine 3 and rip it apart and re-architect a lot of the engine to support multi-platform ”

    Is that why it looks just like another COD title running in DX9.

    ” I know there’s a lot of negative feelings toward DRM. But, I mean, what are we supposed to do? The actions of a few are causing maybe a mild inconvenience for others. ”

    Perhaps you should consider on making a better product for the PC then? rather than porting your ” multi-plaform” trash to the PC.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gigabomber

    I AM looking forward to crysis 2 just so I may attempt to wash away the bitter taste homefront left behind.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. monu-mental

    @narya1 – First off, I’m not a troll, dude. Second, if Crytek wasn’t talking up Crysis 2 to Pluto, then we wouldn’t have been so critical. Remember they said the game would be the best looking on consoles, but it’s not.

    They also said they were using all PS3′s juice, they’re obviously not. I never said it looks bad, but the 360′s version obviously looks better:

    http://www.lensoftruth.com/head2head/verdictscreen-shot-comparison/head2head-crysis-2-multiplayer-demo-screenshot-comparison/

    Then you talk about Crytek going multiplatform to bring what they’ve created for a larger market to enjoy. Okay? What do you mean? Just cause a dev goes multiplat, that doesn’t mean we should all leap for joy – and most times they’re in it for the money…

    By the way, yes. I’ve been playing Killzone 3. Freaking best shooter experience out there atm.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Bloodyghost

    Wow.

    There goes my preorder, 2 days before the release.

    *Calls for Dark Souls* Hey you wanna get bought over this trash?

    Well your in!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. HauntaVirus

    @7
    Homefront was that bad? I haven’t played it yet but multiplayer vids look really fun.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Robster1979

    Homefront is bad, save your pennies for something more worthy.
    Dont be fooled by the vaguely fun looking MP vid’s. The game needs 6 more months in devolpment to be poilshed to an acceptable standard. Lots of great concepts, all poorly executed.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. albo88

    i dont know what peoples say but so far the 360 looked good
    some lags here and there but the textures does not look as bad as peoples make it also an unique light effect never see on 360 b4
    the line is

    if you wont to spend 600$ to play it as gamer seating witch mean low and get like 40framerate go for it
    if you wont to play it just by spending 140$ then get the 360 version it wont let you down end of story

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Crysis

    “Perhaps you should consider on making a better product for the PC then? rather than porting your ” multi-plaform” trash to the PC.”
    Do you honestly think that the common pirate gives a fucking shit about the quality? They’ll pirate it regardless you fool, and another thing, Crytek is a company & the most important thing for any company is profit, & PC gamers are only a minority compared to console gamers so it makes sense to expand their audience, who cares if only a handful of nerdy graphics whores cry?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. blackdreamhunk

    really last time I checked crysis made more than heavy rain and alan wake.

    I was going to get the game but I wanted to hold off after seeing dragon age 2 I am glade i did.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. frostquake

    I understand the PC Gaming “Elite” always having problems with games made for the consoles. Usually they either feel like they are getting a dumb downed console ported version, or if the company would have just developed for the PC it would have been much better.

    In this economy, they have to spread their gaming eggs to all kinds of baskets, and this has become more and more common.

    As I have said before, I can no longer afford to PC game, so the only way I would get to play a game like this, would be if they made it for the consoles.

    I have also heard both sides of the developers saying how they had to completely re-do an engine to get it on the consoles, but also saying how nice it was to know that when they developed a game for the 360 or PS3, they really didn’t have to worry about consoles, because they were pretty standard across the board. There aren’t 250 different configurations of the 360 or PS3, like there is with PC. On consoles you know exactly how much memory you have to deal, graphics and processing power. On PC’s there can be all kinds of configurations.

    The one standard that I have ALWAYS heard, is that PC gamers almost always hate when a developer makes a game for the consoles as well.

    I understand you want the most perfect PC game you can get, but imagine the millions of Console gamers who wouldn’t get to play that game if it wasn’t made for consoles too?

    So just like you get upset over PC games being made for consoles, I get quite jealous of PC games only, wishing I could afford to play them on a nice gaming PC.

    Overall, I think developers are just being careful in the horrible world economy.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. roni1175

    here come the excuses and the game isnt out yet

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Kalain

    @crysis

    You’re kidding aren’t you? The PC, as a gaming platform, has more users around the world than all of the consoles combined. No idea where you got ‘more consoles than PCs’ statement from since thats what minority means.

    @frostquake,

    Lets reverse that sand say, look at all of the millions of PC gamers who wouldn’t get to play console only games, such as LA Noire and RDR. And developers don’t have to spread to more platforms, look at CD Projeckt and Blizzard for two. They do very well on PC only (and Mac for Blizzard).

    Generally, when a PC game gets moved to multiplatform to include consoles then something has too give and that is generally the graphics and certain elements of the gameplay. This is a fact due to the limiting natures of the consoles, something that will always be around them until they themselves become PCs.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. mojo

    17 Kalain: PC Gaming has more user, but 80% of them will never buy crysis 2 day one, year one or even decade one.
    Coz they are using old hardware in countries like brazil where most ppl just dont have the money to get a gfx card for 500€ alone.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Kalain

    Mojo, I’m sure there is a user base with old hardware, but we don’t know the amount.

    Saying 80% is just picking a number from thin air. But it still doesn’t detract from what I was saying, there are more PC Gamers worldwide than console gamers, and that is a fact. Doesn’t matter what type of game they place, facebook casual stuff to AAA, they are still gamers.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. YoungZer0

    Not going to waste my money on this game. Seriously, Crytek? The game runs even worse than the previous Crysis. How is that even possible? You basically cut all the content. The game doesn’t look better, and you don’t even have advanced customization for graphic settings.

    You basically pissed on your previous fanbase with this.

    I was prepared for cut gameplay, for a better and more optimized engine with fluid gameplay and good storyline. But i’m not going to waste my time with another Console Port.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Crysis

    @19, You’re wrong, there are more console gamers than PC gamers but there are obviously more PC users, a majority of which don’t play games, or only play built in games or browser games that aren’t real games… Dead Frontier is actually an excellent browser game.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Suikoden Fan

    ok so the pc version is gonna be the best version of (what alot of people are saying is) a bad bunch, but said pc version has drm, fucking great so get a drm game or a inferior version, choices, choices.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. mojo

    kalain, and that matters exactly how much for the topic?
    i never said they arent gamers. ive said they wont run crysis.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Big_Boss

    Everyone hold your horses! None you have played the PC version of the game. The demo for the PC was the XBOX360 build! The reason for this was that the PC DX11 build was incomplete at the time. Crytek is doing everything they can to release a polished PC game. Btw, the DX11 build will look absolutely better then anything you have ever played.

    Those were the facts and now for my opinion.
    I am quite displeased by Crytek’s efforts to bring Crysis to the consoles. I own a PS3 but have also been watching some Xbox gameplay very closely. I have also played the demo on PC. The truth is, the PS3 version looks much worse. The lack of antialiasing on the PS3 is far too apparent. Which is something you can also see in BFBC2, though not nearly as much. Crysis 2 looks downright terrible on the playstation. Playing Killzone 3 after playing C2 is like going from playing a game on a PS2 to playing on a PS3. The difference in graphical quality is astounding. Crysis 2 is in now way shape or form optimized for the PS3.

    My biggest gripe is Crytek’s relentless marketing effort to stress that the engine is optimized for each platform, able to render the game simultaneously. If you are thinking of purchasing the game for the PS3, think very carefully before doing so. In all honesty, the graphical impression I got from C2 is very similar to Black Ops. No doubt C2 looks somewhat better than BO but not by much. They are both subHD, low texture resolution and jagedy as fuck.

    Not sure if pirated versions of C2 are anything to go by but the PS3 version is only about 8 Gb. Which means it is a direct port of the Xbox version. Perhaps with some tweeking but ultimately fails to use the capacity of the bluray which would have improved the graphical quality quite significantly. Unless the engine is inherently inept for the PS3′s architecture in which case woopty fuckin doo!

    At this point I couldn’t care less. All I want from Crytek is to admit they lied, the game does not look the same on the consoles. Cryengine 3 is not optimised for the PS3. For them to have the audacity to keep lying about this issue is nothing short of ridiculous.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. runbmp

    @Crysis The PC gamer userbase is much greater than the console. It does have market appeal if a game is able to scale on different PC hardware.

    Steam’s total users logged in peaks at 3.5M
    and WoW alone has just a little more than half the Xbox userbase at 12M

    While the Xbox reaches 20M active users. Not all of them gamers as well, since for all we know they might just be watching allot of netflix.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Phoenixblight

    @25

    There may be more users on the PC but there are not as much people buying games on it Activision has said that most of their 20 million buyers were from the console base. Even Bioware said that Dragon AGe Origins sold the most on the console. Blizzard and CD Projekt are even moving over to the console, there is more money to be had on the console than the PC.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Hunam

    Blizzard aren’t moving over, they are expanding.

    Also, I think the DAO sales were talking about retail boxed. But it think they actually made more money on consoles because of DLC sell through etc.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Big_Boss

    “Blizzard and CD Projekt are even moving over to the console”

    Not confirmed, only a possibility (“they’re looking into it”). Even if they do, PC version comes out first and few months later console version is released.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Crysis

    Who cares!?

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Phoenixblight

    @27

    No Bioware said themselves that DAO sold the most on the console because they have all the information from retail and digital sales. I am not getting my information on NPD or other sites who have no way to access digital sales.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. runbmp

    #26

    @ Phoenixblight

    ” There may be more users on the PC but there are not as much people buying games on it Activision has said that most of their 20 million buyers were from the console base. Even Bioware said that Dragon AGe Origins sold the most on the console. Blizzard and CD Projekt are even moving over to the console, there is more money to be had on the console than the PC. ”

    That’s speculation its not official, no title has even been confirmed. I’m sure someone willing, they can send Blizzard a copy of N64 Starcraft to remind them how shit can go wrong when you port PC games to consoles.

    If memory serves, the last project for console was Starcraft Ghost and that got shitcanned.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Phoenixblight

    @31

    If torchlight can go on the 360 then Diablo 3 can go on consoles. Its not Like Blizzard makes their games demanding for hardware just look at Starcraft 2.

    And its more then speculation when they are hiring people that have console experience.

    http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/careers/posting.html?id=10000BB

    #32 4 years ago

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    You can now pre-download the free-to-play Neverwinter MMO on Xbox One. The game launches on March 31, but you will still need an Xbox Live Gold account to play it. Based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, the game can be downloaded from the Xbox Store.

  • Destiny of Spirits will go offline starting next month

    Sony will be ending service for Destiny of Spirits starting next month, Sony has announced. The free-to-play Destiny of Spirits was released in late March 2014 on Vita, and tasked players with collecting supernatural forces appropriate to their geographical location, and then trading them with others online. Gravity Rush spirits were added to the game […]

  • MotoGP 15 is out this spring on PC, last and current-gen consoles

    MotoGP 15 will be released in June on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, Milestone has announced. Bike, rider and team customization are part of the latest release in the franchise, along with time-trials and enhanced career options. The game features over 20 bike models divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto 2 […]

  • Cities: Skylines players should check out Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises

    Nakatomi Plaza and Wayne Enterprises can now be yours in Cities: Skylines. Die Hard fans will be familiar with Nakatomi Plaza. Those who have never watched the first film and live in Los Angeles know it by its real-life name, FOX Plaza. It was created by Enos Shenk and is available through Steamworks. Those who […]

  • Call of Duty franchise has sold 175M copies, players have thrown 300B grenades

    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]

  • Kojima Station show suspended

    In another episode in the the ongoing kerfuffle between Hideo Kojima and Konami, the publisher has suspended the Kojima Station web show. Recent tweets from the newly created Japanese Metal Gear Solid account confirm that Kojima Station will not be broadcast tomorrow, but would not provide a date for the next episode. The Tweets were […]

  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

    Square Enix is celebrating the launch of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD by offering Xbox Live members in the UK a free rental of Battle Royale. Starting Saturday, March 28 and through Sunday, March 29, Xbox Live members in the UK will be able to rent Battle Royale through the Xbox Video Store, for free. The […]

  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

    Bloodborne is both like and unlike the Souls games. Brenna descends into Yharnam with reluctance and trepidation. Need help succeeding in Bloodborne? You need our Bloodborne walkthrough and boss guide. Bloodborne isn’t Demon’s Souls or Dark Souls. Let’s get that out of the way right off. I enjoyed both Dark Souls games, but it was […]